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25.4.2023

Valio Launches New Infant-Grade Skimmed Milk Powder for Dry-Blend IMF Production

Leading Finnish dairy company Valio has launched a new infant-grade skimmed milk powder, Valio Prime SMP. The dry blend-optimized product offers infant milk formula (IMF) manufacturers a more straightforward production process while ensuring the highest microbiological quality.

Valio Prime SMP is a unique new product built on decades of award-winning research and development. With this latest innovation in a category where product launches are rare, Valio is already creating a buzz in the market.

Skimmed milk powder that meets the strictest dry blending requirements in infant nutrition

The dry blending process enables manufacturers to flexibly customize their product selection to meet market needs. Valio Prime SMP is especially suited for small and medium-sized enterprises, as it is easy to incorporate into existing dry blend manufacturing processes, but larger manufacturers can also use it to streamline their production processes.

Due to the absence of heat treatment after blending, the quality standards for dry blends are more stringent than those for wet blends. As a result, the ingredients must meet very high quality requirements, which can only be ensured by strictly limiting microbiological levels in the dry blending process.

"Valio Prime SMP is manufactured in Valio’s new ultraclean facilities using only fresh Finnish milk that is ranked among the cleanest in the world. This results in an exceptional skimmed milk powder with a high degree of microbiological purity," says Product Developer Christina Maksimow.

Varied product portfolio encourages customers to innovate

Valio’s 70 years of expertise in infant nutrition and 40 years of experience in developing high-quality ingredients for IMF manufacturers form a great base for the experts in R&D to innovate and create new products that the customers need in the changing market environment.

“Valio Prime SMP allows infant formula manufacturers to optimize their production processes and create exactly the kinds of blends they want for their products,” says Business Manager Laura Enbom.

The new milk powder also enables Valio to serve IMF manufacturers even better than before.

“Valio Prime SMP is a real masterpiece in our already comprehensive IMF portfolio. Our customers can rely on Valio’s expertise to provide them with the finest ingredients for their IMF production needs,” says Timo Pajari, Senior Vice President, Business Unit Powders.

For more information on Valio Prime SMP, please visit the Valio website.

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